I've been having gas pains for little over a week

Patient : I've been having gas pains for little over a week. I frequently change from feeling constipated to having diarrhea from day to day and my stools are very dark in color. I started my period yesterday in the morning and I was wondering if it has anything to do with it, or if it might be something serious?
Symptoms:  Stomach pain, back pains, chest pains, constipation and dark stools
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